Another SBPRA author has been named a Finalist in the 2012 Readers Favorite Awards. Amanda Grieme was chosen in the Fiction-Intrigue category for Dear Prudence. Entries in the popular contest were up two-fold from last year, with writers competing against submissions from major publishers, best-selling authors and celebrities. Grieme’s inclusion brings the number of SBPRA authors chosen to thirteen. Winners will be announced on September 1, with an awards ceremony held at the Miami Book Fair International in November.

An unconventionally beautiful escaped mental patient with a backpack full of unsent letters and a death wish discovers something worth living for in the remarkable novel Dear Prudence.

Helped, or perhaps hindered, by an angelic guide assigned by the universal weaver, follow Ana on her journey through mental illness and self-doubt to discover her significance in this world.

SBPRA congratulates Amanda on a job well done. For more on the Readers Favorite Awards, go to: